We are go for launch. The site is up.

We are go for launch. The site is up.

Well, it’s done. After many months of procrastination, I have finally bitten the bullet by developing and publishing my website.

I’ve toyed with the idea for some time as a way to express how I am getting on with my astrophotography and writing but there always seemed to be something “more important” to be getting on with.  I will also be posting about other things that are related (sometimes loosely) to my fiction. This may include discussions about science, science fiction, astrophotography, the future, TV, books, and other assorted items orbiting around my brain.

Space and science fiction have long been my primary hobbies. They have both always fascinated me, and can trace this back to my childhood in rural Suffolk where the skies were dark.

That inquisitive streak was fueled during my formative years in the 1980’s  by the television series Cosmos, written and presented by Carl Sagan. I remember watching the show with my Dad and wondering what made the universe tick. Dad bought the hardback book that accompanied the series and I read it from cover-to-cover, pouring over the images and text within.  The images of distant stars, gas giants, earthlike planets, alien civilizations and diagrams of future spacecraft that might one day take us there filled my brain and kindled my long-lasting love of science. I was hooked.

My lovely wife Samantha recently tracked down a copy the original Cosmos hardback and it re-kindled some of the sense of wonder I had as a child when I first read it. In the modern world, it is easy to get sucked into the day-to-day tasks, trials, and tribulations that fill our lives, but it is always worth stopping for a moment on a cloudless star-filled night to look up and wonder.

So I shall end this first post with a link to the first five minutes of the first episode of Cosmos; the point for me where it all started.